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January 31, 2022, 3:55 AM

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Daniel Ek / Spotify:
Spotify publishes its long-standing Platform Rules and says it is working to add a content advisory to podcast episodes that discuss COVID-19  —  A decade ago, we created Spotify to enable the work of creators around the world to be heard and enjoyed by listeners around the world.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Wall Street Journal:
A look at the fight between six rapid grocery delivery startups in NYC, which raised $5.5B+ since 2020; sources: some are averaging a loss of $20+ per order  —  Jokr, Getir and Buyk are piling on freebies to build up a customer base in New York City  —  Since Hayoung Park moved to Manhattan last year …
Samantha Hissong / Rolling Stone:
Profile of artist Seneca, who says she is the lead designer behind the original Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection and has seen relatively little compensation  —  The Bored Ape Yacht Club lit up the internet — but its lead designer, Seneca, has been watching from the shadows
Stephanie Clifford / Elle:
Profile of Ann Lai, who settled a harassment lawsuit against Justin Caldbeck's Binary Capital in 2020, as she talks about her ordeal publicly for the first time  —  She quit her high-profile job and sounded an alarm about bad behavior in tech—and she was nearly forced from the industry.
Bloomberg:
A profile of Celsius Network, which has been valued at ~$3B and promises up to an 18% annual interest on cryptocurrency deposits, as it attracts SEC scrutiny  —  Every Friday, Alex Mashinsky sits in front of a video camera and livestreams for more than an hour with a sales pitch for his crypto company, Celsius Network LLC.
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Emma Roth / The Verge:
The FCC announces $1.2B+ in funding through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to expand broadband service across 32 states, provided by 23 telecom companies  —  The FCC plans to deploy broadband service in one million new areas  —  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …
Tage Kene-Okafor / TechCrunch:
Egyptian startup Brimore, which connects SMB suppliers with a network of sellers, raises a $25M Series A led by IFC and Endure Capital  —  The Egyptian social e-commerce market will be worth over $14.8 billion by 2024.  The opportunity in the market can be attributed to the growth …

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